'THEME ONE'- APRIL: towards RfL AWARENESS WEEK 2019

23 April 2019

'Theme One' 

Reverence for Life is: 

A PHILOSOPHY WHICH SEEKS TO REVIVE HOPE, AND GIVE PURPOSE TO OUR LIVES TODAY AND FOR THE FUTURE

 

At a time when the forces of ruthless self-interest are causing the disintegration of society and making us lose the sense of working towards a common cause in our communities, RfLUK tries to restore hope and faith in a more benign and caring future for all life on Earth.

 

       

        Reverence for Life is an ethical philosophy initiated by Dr. Albert Schweitzer in 1915 and developed further by him until his death in 1965.

In 1915, deeply immersed in the search for an idea that could stem the decline and disintegration of western civilisation, Dr. Schweitzer, quite suddenly saw with powerful clarity, that it was the loss of awe in the face of the mystery of LIFE itself - the lack of respect for Life in all its forms - that lay at the core of this civilisation’s stampede towards its demise. (Read his own description of that event in his book: Our of My Life and Thought  translated by Antje Bultmann Lempke, pulished by The Johns Hopkins University Press; p. 155.

For the remainder of his life he worked tirelessly to demonstrate and explain the far-reaching implications of this thought which we at RfLUK strive to put into practice.

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Reverence for Life UK (incorporating Dr. Schweitzer’s Hospital Fund) is a registered charity in the UK. Charity No. 1102057